Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Endurance AH 136 Creels – 14.06.2021

14th June 20211623625200000 || 1623625200

Bella B LH 111 Creels – 09.06.2021

9th June 20211623193200000 || 1623193200

Camann II BF 160 Creels – 07.06.2021

7th June 20211623020400000 || 1623020400

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creels – 04.06.2021

4th June 20211622761200000 || 1622761200

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creels – 04.06.2021

4th June 20211622761200000 || 1622761200

Usan Lass ME 50 & Sophie ME 20 Creels – 04.06.2021

4th June 20211622761200000 || 1622761200

Freedom B & Sophy Rose Creels – 03.06.2021

3rd June 20211622674800000 || 1622674800

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 01.06.2021

1st June 20211622502000000 || 1622502000

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 25th of May 2021

25th May 20211621897200000 || 1621897200

Asterion AH 15 Creel Co-ordinates – 25th of May 2021

25th May 20211621897200000 || 1621897200

Ashley AH 90 Creel Co-ordinates – 25th of May 2021

25th May 20211621897200000 || 1621897200

Boy Kai AH 68 Creels – 18.05.2021

18th May 20211621292400000 || 1621292400